Taj Mahal affected with corrosion from industrial gas

Taj Mahal affected from industrial gas

New Delhi, January 31, Jasmine Ahmed: Taj Mahal, which was built in the 17th century, is facing corrosion and damage by industrial gas due to several units growing around the Agra tourist attraction. The availability of low cost natural gas in Taj Trapezium zone there is an upsurge in industries and ‘‘Taj is threatened with deterioration and damage”. The associations said in their message to petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who is also Minister for Environment. They accused the petroleum Minister for the “unregulated cheap supply of natural gas” to the industrial units functioning around the monument President of the Tamil Nadu based Indian Fireworks associations, J Tamil Selvan, said his organization and Northern India Glass Manufactures’ Association (NIGMA) have complained to Moily in this regard.